Timothy J. Sinclair is a political scientist, located in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Dr Sinclair was Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs during 2001/2002. He has a Ph.D from York University in Toronto. His book, The New Masters of Capital, is to be published by Cornell University Press in the Cornell Studies in Political Economy series, edited by Peter J. Katzenstein. Research interests include: (1) global governance, both in the sense of normative policy applications and 'actually existing' realities. The origins of non-state systems of intermediation, surveillance and judgement are major concerns; (2) more specifically, reputational intermediaries in commercial life, especially the major American bond rating agencies, Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's; (3) the politics of international capital mobility, especially the debate about its impact on national policy autonomy in developed countries and emerging market societies; (4) links between major processes of global change, especially financial globalization, and the commonplace experiences of work, education and healthcare; and (5) theories of international political economy, global governance and economic sociology, including neo-Gramscian and constructivist approaches. Particular mid-range concerns include policy harmonization and the interaction of public myths about institutions (what they are purported to be about), and their 'hidden transcripts' (what insiders understand them really to be about).